Academic Scholarship on Jules Verne

William Butcher

Here is a collection of articles, translations, and book reviews, written by William Butcher, a Verne scholar and an English Professor at Hong Kong Institute of Education.

I thank Professor Butcher, for granting me the permission to post the texts in this collection.

The original publication information appears at the top of each text. Most of the texts were revised for this Web publication.

Zvi Har’El


  1. “Verne, Jules-Gabriel, 1828-1905” (1991)
  2. “La Poésie de l’arborescence chez Verne” (1992)
  3. “L’incompris, ou la propagation d’un mythe” (1992)
  4. “L’Ecrivain à découvert” (1992)
  5. “Journey Without End: On Translating Verne” (1994)
  6. “Hidden Treasures: The Manuscripts of Twenty Thousand Leagues (2005)


  1. Gordon Jones, “Jules Verne à la maison” (1990)
  2. R.A. Sherard, “Jules Verne chez lui” (1990)

Book Reviews

  1. “Handle with Care” (March 1988). Review of:
  2. “Journey to the Centre of Inspiration” (August 1990). Reviews of:

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